These golden and delicious Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey and are great to serve during holiday weekend football games!
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Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne
½cupfinely grated Parmesan cheese
⅓cupsun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and finely chopped OR ¼ cup sundried tomato pesto
Salt and pepper to taste
12slider rolls, sliced in half (I like to use Hawaiian rolls or whole wheat for a healthier option)
2heaping cupsshredded cooked turkey breast
4slicescenter-cut bacon, cooked and finely chopped
⅓cupshredded white cheddar cheese
⅓cupshredded Gruyere cheese
Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a 9x9 or 8x10 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6-8 minutes. You will see the first few bubbles in the mixture when it is done, but do not let it start boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes or pesto. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, and garlic powder. Microwave in 30-second increments until melted. Stir in the poppy seeds.
Place the bottom half of the rolls in the prepared baking dish. Top with the turkey, followed by the Mornay sauce evenly distributed on each mound of turkey, then the bacon, and finally the shredded cheeses. Place the top half of each roll on the cheese. Spoon the melted butter mixture evenly on top of each roll.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes until the tops of the rolls are golden brown. Serve hot and enjoy!
Store leftover sliders in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat by placing on a baking sheet, then cover and bake for 10 minutes at 350℉. Uncover and bake an additional 6-8 minutes until heated through.